QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU BUY OR BUILD A SHED
If you’re planning to buy or build a storage shed, keep in mind these factors and considerations to help avoid unpleasant surprises and ensure you’ll be happy with your choice. You might want to print this page and use it as a checklist.
Are you going to buy or build a shed?
Setting Your Priorities — Ask Yourself:What materials do you prefer for the construction of your shed? How exactly do you plan to use your shed?
Tip: Consider how much time you’ll spend inside and how easily you’ll want to move around while in it. This will help you determine the size you need, which shed features are most important to you and whether you’ll need to run water and/or electricity to your shed.What will you keep in the shed? Where in the yard would you like your shed?
Tip: You’ll need to leave about three feet of clearance on all sides of the shed for the sake of installation, and you may need more clearance on one side to allow for a ramp and room to open the door. Also consider how visible you want the shed to be.Are you bound by size limitations from a homeowners association? What do your local building codes say about sheds? What is your budget?
Choosing Where To Buy — Ask The Dealer:What is your warranty?
Tip: Individual LP shed products come with warranties, but some dealers will offer a warranty on your shed as a whole.How far will you deliver? Do you offer financing or rent-to-own options? What is included in your price?
Tip: Don’t forget to ask about delivery charges, taxes, a ramp and locks.Do you finish the shed, or do I have to paint the outside myself?
Choosing A Shed Design — Ask Yourself:Would you prefer to build the shed from a kit or start from scratch? How much time are you able to dedicate to building the shed? Who will be available to help you build the shed?
Tip: Plan to have at least one person help.Do you already have all the tools you need?